Trauma can occur anywhere, at any time, to anyone.
What is trauma?
A Trauma is any life-threatening occurrence, accidental or intentional, that causes injuries.
The leading causes of trauma are motor vehicle accidents, falls, and assaults.
Trauma is the leading cause of death among Americans under 44 years of age.
Trauma occurs every four seconds Six minutes from now, someone in the United States will die from trauma, and another will be permanently disabled.
Unfortunately, nearly 45 million Americans do not have access to a Level I or II trauma center within one hour. Ensuring access to trauma care requires many crucial components; trauma centers, physicians, and nurses must dedicate extensive resources around the clock so that seriously injured patients have the best possible chance of survival.
What is TREFF?
Through research, advocacy, community collaboration, fund development, and focusing efforts on research informed interventions and programs, TREFF demonstrates stewardship to the Centra California Regional Trauma System through our commitment to trauma, burn, and injury prevention and to state of the art trauma medicine. Central California’s Regional Trauma system has one Level 1 Trauma Center located at Community Regional Medical Center downtown Fresno, California.
TREFF is dedicated and passionate about trauma research and injury prevention, exemplary trauma response and treatment, and physical and emotional rehabilitation for victims of trauma and their families. TREFF’s core purpose is to educate, train, and inspire medical professionals, emergency response teams, community groups and schools, and the public in ways that help people lead healthy active lives, and that save lives and reduce traumatic injuries due to preventable causes.